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this intangible quality that just makes you feel better

Beck On Healing Through Music, The Deep Art Of Pop And His New Album, ‘Colors’
November 9, 2017
https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/11/09/562866716/beck-on-healing-through-music-the-deep-art-of-pop-and-his-new-album-colors

the greatest artists — their music is filled with that kind of… you can call it love, or you can call it warmth, or just this intangible quality that just makes you feel better.”

related:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2017/11/11/they-make-you-feel-funny-and-valued

The Hare & The Tortoise

The Hare & The Tortoise
Shell
UK singer Pixie Lott reads this classic tale and discovers that sometimes slow and steady wins the race.

The Lion and the Mouse

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

The Girl Who Stopped Winter

The Mantis And The Ostrich

The Enchanted Cat

The Dragon And The Shoemaker

They initially work when a change acts as a reminder

The limits of nudging
A look at the Behavioural Insights Team’s latest report
Jul 24th 2015
https://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2015/07/behavioural-economics

Sending personal text messages helps to nudge people to remain in public programmes, such as literacy or numeracy programmes for young adults.
But as wonderful as the initial results are, the concern is that while such programmes initially work when a change acts as a reminder, once people become used to the new order they will stop paying attention to them and continue as before.

related:

The origins of mental illness: social causation vs. social selection

Relationships between poverty and psychopathology: a natural experiment.
JAMA. 2003 Oct 15;290(15):2023-9.
Costello EJ, et al.
Duke University Medical School, Durham, NC.
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/197482
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14559956
CONTEXT: Social causation (adversity and stress) vs social selection (downward mobility from familial liability to mental illness) are competing theories about the origins of mental illness.

cited by:
A living wage
APA Monitor on Psychology. April 2016, Vol 47, No. 4
http://www.apa.org/monitor/2016/04/living-wage.aspx
cited by:
http://thepsychreport.com/the-psychlist/know-thy-future-self-tracking-the-evolution-of-language-in-real-time-plus-more-weekly-links